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Annual Green Minute Video Contest

Annual Green Minute Video Contest

Each fall, SMU's Sustainability Committee sponsors the Green-Minute Video contest.  The contest challenges students to produce a fun, one-minute video that encourages sustainable behavior on the Hilltop.

The rules for the "students only" contest are simple: 

  • give the mini-movie a "G" rating
  • keep it under a minute
  • use just about anything that shoots video – including a phone
  • submit your movie to sustainability@smu.edu in .mov, .mp4 or .wmv format

Students may focus on any sustainability topic they choose, but the committee offers these suggestions as a starting point:

  • Reducing your personal carbon footprint
  • Using public transportation instead of driving
  • Buying from green producers
  • Turning off lights
  • Printing fewer paper products
  • Promoting sustainability research on campus

The Sustainability Committee is a group of faculty, students and staff who promote sustainability and increased environmental awareness on campus. Any questions about the contest should be directed to Kevin L. Dilliard at kdilliar@smu.edu

Previous Winning Videos



2012 Winner: Nicole Gawor


2011 Winner: Lance Barnard


2010 Winner: Erin Hedrick


2009 Winner: Aleksandra Gawor